08 May 2019 Hinesville, GA, USA

Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work

Unfortunately, even in 2019, there are some who feel it appropriate to behave in the workplace not only unprofessional ways, but absolutely disgusting ways. Sexual harassment can be filed under both categories. It is something that can churn your stomach, and can make you feel extremely victimized into silence. This is especially true if it comes from a higher-up, as the keys to your future and current career can be held in the hands of those who are engaging in said toxic behavior.

Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson

Of course, there is a way to cope with this kind of treatment - with absolute 0% tolerance, no ifs, ands or buts. But simply keeping that sentiment, though it is a good one, might not prepare you for the emotional trouble you feel during this period. Looking for help is okay, because going through this alone is often the worst resolution possible. You deserve to feel safe and protected in your career, and if you are not afforded that, your life can be impeded to say the least.

But let us get onto the most pressing issue. How do  you resolve this if it happens to you? We would first like to remind you that you are strong and can make it through this period. Consider our advice:

Don’t Let It Continue

The abuser is relying on you not speaking out. They might try to convince you not to, twist the situation to suggest you started it or you are at fault. To this end, many feel like their only option is to accept it, particularly if they wish to keep employment. But understand that the longer you leave it, the worse it will get, and there are many resources to help you in this situation. This way, applying 0% tolerance is an excellent approach.

Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson

Report It Immediately

First of all, it’s important to report it to HR. However, sometimes it might feel as though this isn’t an opportunity you can take. Perhaps your employer or even someone in HR is the person responsible for this in the first place, and so no one could blame you for wanting to hold back from that. If this is not possible, and on top of that in any case, we would recommend you seeing a professionals like the Miller Law Group, as they have a proven track record in dealing with these kinds of situations. Not only can legal counsel help you express your story and potentially help you use any evidence you have, but they can help you find the best manner in which to report, seek compensation, or perhaps become a whistleblower with the strongest impact. You may or may not wish to speak to your colleagues about this, but if you find that you do, warning them might also be a good way forward.

Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson

Seek Professional Help

Sexual harassment is not something you can just shake off and ignore, particularly if it’s being going on for some time. It might be that it’s taken a real hit to your confidence, your interest in employment, and caused a range of other trust issues. Speaking about this to your Doctor, a registered therapist or another medical professional could help you come out of your shell, as while legal counsel can help you seek closure, it is not a counseling service.

With these tips, we hope you’re better able to deal with this form of harassment at your place of employment.

Until Next Time...
Dealing With Sexual Harassment At Work, The Low Country Socialite, Plus Size Blogger, Savannah Georgia, Hinesville Georgia, Kirsten Jackson


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